Jordan sez:

Henry writes that the talker is a time-thief. Maybe. That sounds like an absolute position, an all-or-nothing hideout. I bet a poet could be a talker, could be out spending the small change of their observations to get the shiny and soft things they need for the immense ongoing collages, the surreal boxes, a cup of coffee to chase down the spleen.

To blame someone for an "absolute position" (common these days) is to take an absolute position. My approach with these talk/poetry comments is to juggle more than one thing, to point up differences. It tends to bring out other partial non-absolute comments, like the one above. We all may be both talkers (takers?) & poets, but they're not the same thing.

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